Bombers QB Drew Willy has learned from some of the best

Bombers quarterback Drew Willy has learned from quarterbacks like Darian Durant, Khari Jones,...

Bombers quarterback Drew Willy has learned from quarterbacks like Darian Durant, Khari Jones, Philip Rivers and some guy named Peyton Manning over the years.

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:57 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Drew Willy was doing some name-dropping, Monday. Not just any names, either.

Asked who he’s learned from over the years, the 27-year-old quarterback, just three days away from his first start as a Winnipeg Blue Bomber, flipped through a mental Rolodex bulging with pedigree.

“In the CFL, definitely Darian Durant, George Cortez, Khari Jones, Coach Bellefeuille,” Willy began. “And in the NFL, from Peyton (Manning) to Phillip Rivers, you can go on and on. I’ve definitely had some good teachers.”

Now it’s time for the student to write his first exam.

Well, OK, it’ll be Willly’s fifth career CFL start when the Toronto Argonauts visit our city, Thursday.

But this will mark the first time since his college days at the University of Buffalo, in 2008, that Willy is THE guy, the hopes of a franchise hanging on his right arm going into a season.


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